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Case No. 20-1048

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State of Iowa
Sarah Elizabeth Gruel


State of Iowa


Sarah Elizabeth Gruel

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Zeke R. McCartney

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 04, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica L. Wittig, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Schumacher, P.J., May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (13 pages)

            Sarah Gruel appeals the sentence imposed following her guilty plea to attempted first-degree burglary.  She argues the sentencing court abused its discretion by failing to adequately consider relevant sentencing factors and the prosecutor breached the plea agreement.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the sentencing court did not abuse its discretion and determine there was no breach of the plea agreement.  Accordingly, we affirm. 

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